Arts & crafts
FAMILY ART NIGHT, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Toodleydoo Toys, 1 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. $15 per painter. All ages are welcome to paint a canvas. Register at 317-346-7529.
DIY: WINE TOTE BAG, 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Use fabric markers, paint, stencils, and more to make a one of a kind bag. All supplies provided. Space is limited, registration required.
FRANKLIN CHIPMATES WOODCARVING CLUB, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., beginners and experienced craftspeople welcome.
NIMBLE THIMBLES QUILT CLUB, first Friday of the month, 9 to 11:30 a.m. work session, 12:30 p.m. meeting, Johnson County Purdue Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, 317-736-4547
ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 317-474-4889
FIBER ARTS GUILD, 6 to 9 p.m. second Wednesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a project, discussions about spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking and felting, starstruckcatstudio.com
RUG HOOKERS, 6 to 8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a current traditional rug hooking project, join other rug hookers, starstruckcatstudio.com
OPEN STUDIO AT STARSTRUCK CAT STUDIO, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, adults only, bring current knitting, crochet, rug hooking, weaving project, enjoy coffee, conversation, 317-889-9665, starstruckcatstudio.com
WOODCARVERS, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., join other seniors, 317-882-4810
BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, $50, fee includes six hours of instruction, patterns, two skeins of yarn, crochet hook, students need tapestry needle, scissors, split ring or locking stitch marker, registration, 317-889-9665, starstruckcatstudio.com
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., meetings feature experienced quilters sharing their knowledge; group hosts workshops, sewing days to learn new skills, annual quilt challenges, bees, an annual auction and parties, new members welcome.
Books & Literary events
BOOK CHAT, books and brews, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Brickhouse Coffee, 100 Byrd Way, Greenwood. Greenwood library librarians will fill you in on new titles added to the library’s collection and exciting selections that should be on your reading radar in 2018. Drink purchases covered by the library.
AUTHOR SERIES, 7 p.m. April 12, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd. Lisa Scottoline will speak. She is The New York Times best-selling author of 30 novels including “Exposed,” “One Perfect Lie,” “Keep Quiet,” “Think Twice” and “Dirty Blonde.”
AUTHOR SERIES, 3 p.m. April 21, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd. Edward Kelsey Moore will speak. He is The New York Times best-selling author of “The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues” and “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat.” He is a professional cellist who has performed with acclaimed orchestras including Chicago Sinfonietta, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra and the Chicago Philharmonic.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, registration, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us/primetime.asp
FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, pageafterpage.org
I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of young adult books, for teens and adults, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
FOURTH WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Prince of Peace United Christian Church, 3050 Smokey Row Road, Bargersville, all are welcome, free, 317-535-7712 or email@example.com.
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317- 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, pageafterpage.org
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, location is a different pub or brewery in the area, free, patrons 21 and older only, pageafterpage.org
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., Third Monday of the month, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
LISA SIMPSON BOOK CLUB, 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, pagefterpage.org, 317-535-6206
WELL RED BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Vino Villa, free, discussion of wide variety of books; patrons 21 and older only, 317-885-5036, greenwoodlibrary.us.
MILITARY READS, Franklin library, 401 State St., Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend this book discussion. Books will be available at the reference desk; pageafterpage.org
TRAFALGAR NOVELS AND NOSH, 6 p.m., Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., call 317-878-9560 for more information
LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES, 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Morning Pointe of Franklin, 75 South Milford Dr. The effects of aging presented by Patty Browning and Amy Skirvin. RSVP at 317-736-4665.
LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES, 1 p.m. March 15, Morning Pointe of Franklin, 75 South Milford Dr. Effective communication tools for seniors, presented by Beth Janney, lantern program specialist of Morning Pointe Senior Living. RSVP at 317-736-4665.
LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES, 1 p.m. April 15, Morning Pointe of Franklin, 75 South Milford Dr. An introduction to dementia presented by Vicki Vaught, senior inpatient psychiatric care of Assurance Health System
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE ONLINE COURSES, Patrons can access thousands of online courses in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, web design, business, marketing and more at no cost. The Lynda.com video library offers users a chance to grow skills in graphic design, computer programming, photography and video. Software includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Google Apps, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Visit pageafterpage.org/lynda to log in and create a Lynda.com account.
BALLROOM DANCING 101, 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Join a professional dance instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Centers who will teach dancing basics. Registration encouraged. For grades 6 to 12.
MODERN WESTERN SQUARE DANCING, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Rivers of Life Fellowship, 1962 Old Meridian St., Greenwood, $4 per lesson per person; first two lessons are free; those interested should email greenwood firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711; greenwoodmerry mixers.com; facebook.com/greenwood merrymixers
BALLROOM DANCES, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis, $10 to $12, lesson at 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., all skill levels and abilities welcome; no partner needed; refreshments available; riolodance.com
Fundraisers & Galas
WINE AND CANVAS, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Franklin American Legion, 1200 Park Ave. $30. Proceeds benefit veterans and their families
HARLEM WIZARDS, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Whiteland Community High School, 300 E. Main St. Tickets range from $8 to $25. Fundraiser for the Clark-Pleasant Education Foundation.
USO GOLF OUTING, Noon May 11, Otter Creek Golf Course, 11522 E, County Road, 50 N. Columbus. $125. The outing includes a day of golf and food. The day will include silent auction items and awards for the first, second, and third place teams. Awards will be given for the longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Funds benefit the USO of Indiana.
Health & fitness, support
FAMILY YOGA, 11 a.m. March 3, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 East Jefferson Street, Franklin. $5 per person. Must pre-register. Information: 843-267-5381
FRANKLIN RUNNING GROUP, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Parks and Recreation parking lot, 396 Branigin Blvd., route is 3 miles out and back alternating directions on the paved trail. First Tuesday of the month is “Fast Mile Night” — Run will start with a time first mile followed by the regular training run. Last Tuesday of the month is social night and dinner follows the training run. More info at energy2action.com. Sign up for email notices at energy2action.com Questions? Call Gretchen at 317-604-8002 or email email@example.com.
INDIANAPOLIS HIKING CLUB, Greenwood Park mall hike, 8 a.m. Saturdays in December and January, 1251 N. U.S. 31, Sign in at the food court for this self guided hike. Take as many one-mile laps as you want.
WESTSIDE PARK HIKE, 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in March. This eight mile hike will meet at Westside Park off Main Street in Greenwood. Through the Indianapolis Hiking Club.
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETINGS, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, 317-803-9086
F.I.T. FORCE 3 — DANCE FITNESS, 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Gear, 230 Commerce Drive, Franklin, $5 suggested donation, dance fitness classes, encouraging women to find Freedom In Truth for their mind, body and spirit, fitforce3.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
AQUATOTS, Franklin Parks and Recreation program, dates and times vary; parent/toddler swim class, class is designed for children 9 months through 3 years old; complete information: 317-736-3689; franklinparks.org
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Church Community Life Center, 381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, “The Climb” exercise program is sponsored by Indiana Parkinson Foundation uses different forms to exercise and physical therapy to improve the daily lives of people with Parkinson’s. Contact Wellness Coordinator Penny Clayton at email@example.com or call 317-881-6778 ext. 238. A Caregiver Support Group is conducted the second Saturday of the month during class.
BEGINNER YOGA CLASSES, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franciscan Education & Fitness Center, 421 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, (between Sam’s Club and Walmart) $10 per class or $50 monthly unlimited, JoAnn Turner, 317-528-7719
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, now booking private and groups of 5 or more, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 374-6795, firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGA BASICS LEVEL 1, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown. email@example.com
“INSANITY” WORKOUT CLASS, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way, four-class session fee: $16 for members, $20 for residents, $24 for nonresidents, high-intensity cardio workout, drop in fee: $7, 317-881-8527
TAI CHI CLASS, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church basement, 201 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, free, 317-736-6753
CHRISTIAN YOGA, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Life Center, 407 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, $3, 317-881-6727
CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis. Sue Hoyt will present about starting seeds and heirloom seeds. Information: 317-345-8001.
GREAT LANDSCAPING IDEAS, 2 p.m. Feb. 22, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St. Free. Learn how to develop a home landscape plan and get ideas for improving the area around your home. Gardening expert Coletta Kosiba will offer advice for both new and experienced home gardeners. Sponsored by Trafalgar Country Gardeners and the Johnson County Public Library. No registration needed. Just show up. Information: 317-736-9167.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. March 12, Purdue Extension office,484 N. Morton St. Free. Rick and Ellen Paris will present “Lifelong Skills in Growing Gardens — A Garden Adventure.”
SPRING LAWN CARE CLASS, 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 15, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood Register online at greenwoodlibrary.us or call 317-885-5036. No registration fee, registration is encouraged, handouts available. Topics to be covered are best mowing techniques, proper timing for pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide, broadleaf weed control, aeration and establishing a fertilizing schedule.
MORGAN COUNTY PANSY SALE AND GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17, Hoosier Harvest Church, 4085 Leonard Road, Martinsville. Free. A one-day public event featuring a pansy sale, more than 30 garden-related vendors, and speakers. Garden Cafe available for food service. Free seed give-away and native tree give-away. Pansy sale proceeds benefit Morgan County Master Gardener projects, including community demonstration garden, Boys and Girls Club of Mooresville, and Purdue scholarship. Information: mcmastergardeners.org.
FUNKY FUNGI, 2 p.m. March 29, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St. Free. Brown County biologist Leslie Bishop will offer fun facts and fascinating information about mushrooms, which are some of the strangest inhabitants of Indiana forests. Sponsored by Trafalgar Country Gardeners and the Johnson County Public Library. No registration needed. Just show up. Information: 317-736-9167.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. April 9, Purdue Extension office,484 N. Morton St. Free. Greg Marlett will present “The Garden Trailer and Gardening the Hard Way.”
MASTER GARDENER CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 9 through March 27, $125 per person, which includes all class-related handouts and materials. Learn from horticulture and Purdue Extension experts about plants, soils, lawn care, weed control and plant problems. For registration information, contact Purdue Extension Johnson County at 317-736-3724.
SPRING LAWN CARE CLASS, 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 22, Community Hospital South, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis. Register by calling 800-777-7775 No registration fee, registration is encouraged, handouts available. Topics to be covered are best mowing techniques, proper timing for pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide, broadleaf weed control, aeration and establishing a fertilizing schedule.
GARDEN CELEBRATION, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5, Johnson County Fairgounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin. $2. Hosted by the Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Master Gardeners. Event will include more than 40 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers and a mobile garden classroom featuring environmental educator Greg Marlett.
MEDICINAL PLANT GARDEN TOURS, 11 a.m. Saturdays through September, free, Indiana Medical History Museum, 3045 W. Vermont Street, Indianapolis. The Medicinal Plant Garden demonstrates more than 100 species from around the world. Informational signage tells how the plants have been used, and visitors are welcome to wander at their own pace. Free guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. each Saturday morning through September imhm.org, 317-635-7329.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Purdue Extension Johnson County office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, new members welcome, 317-346-7316
TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, last Thursday of each month, 317-736-9167
CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis; 317-881-2353
CONSERVATORY TOURS, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, $1, garfieldgardensconservatory.org
MY FIRST PAINTING CLASS, 10 a.m. Mondays, Toodleydoo Toys, 1 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. $7. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. To reserve a spot, call the store at 317-346-7529
PRESCHOOL PLAY CLASS, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Toodleydoo Toys, 1 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. $7. Space is limited. This class is intended for children 2 to 5 years old and their caregiver. To reserve a spot, call the store at 317-346-7529
WEE WEDNESDAYS, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, $5 public, $3 IMA members, Star Studio classroom, for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 317-923-1331, ext. 213
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, children 3 to 5 and an adult, stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, playtime, sharing time for adults, 317-275-4510
WONDERFUL ONES STORY TIME, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
TERRIFIC TWOS STORY TIME, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
CRAFTY KIDS CLUB, 4 to 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, crafts, 317-878-9560, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood library, 301 S. Meridian St., preschoolers 3 to 5-year-olds, greenwood library.us.
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Evolutions @ Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Suite 1, Greenwood, $5, Terrie Purdy, 317-881-9642
WE-FIT WEDNESDAY SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Franklin Christian Fellowship Church, 2800 N. Graham Road, Franklin, free, for children with special needs families, have fun, network, sing, do crafts, share about Jesus, Patty Kinney, 317-850-3864, wefitspecial firstname.lastname@example.org, franklincf.com
STORY TIME AT STARBUCKS, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 2279 N. Morton St., Franklin, free, ages 3 to 6, must be accompanied by an adult. Contact for reservations Mary Beth Spitz, email@example.com
BABY PLAY, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Toodleydoo Toys, 1 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. $5. Space is limited. Reserved for infants up to 10 months old. To reserve a spot, call the store at 317-346-7529
PAWS AND READ, 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Read with a our dog volunteers from Paws & Think. Please call 317-885-5035 to register for a reading time.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 317-535-6206, page afterpage.org
TODDLER TALES, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org
HOME-SCHOOL CLUB, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, read, art, writing, firstname.lastname@example.org, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 3 to 5, registration, pageafter page.org
STORY TIMES TO GO, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org
BABY STORY TIME, 2 p.m. Thursdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, babies up to 23 months and an adult, active program with stories, songs, fun to develop a love of books, 317-275-4510
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS CHORAL INSTRUCTION, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays year-round, East 10th St. United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis; activity for boys and girls age 10 to 18 who like to sing and learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony; ongoing registration; reading music not required; contact; email@example.com; ciybc.org
CREATIVE WRITING READING SERIES, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Richardson Chapel at Franklin College. Free. Writer David Stuart MacLean will present readings, hold a question-and-answer session and sign books during the event.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONVOCATION, 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Napolitan Student Center at Franklin College. Free. Marc Lamont Hill will present “Fighting for Justice in a Moment of Chaos.”
Movies & Theater
“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE,” family movie night, 5 p.m. Feb. 15, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Free. Events also include a craft and puppet theater.
“SHREK,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“PRETTY IN PINK,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 10, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“ANATOMY OF A MURDER,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“THE NEVERENDING STORY,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 24, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“ALL ABOUT EVE,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“NAPOLEON DYNAMITE,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
CARTOONS FOR CANS, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 21, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin. Admission is a canned good item.
“CADDYSHACK,” 7:30 p.m. April 21, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
“THE IRON GIANT,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin.
CHORDLIGHTERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, men who like to sing and who are interested in the group should come to a rehearsal, call 317-882-5187 or visit chordlighters.org/ for more information.
INDIAN CREEK CLASS OF 1968, 6 p.m. April 14, Indiana FFA Leadership Center, 6595 S. County Road 125W., Trafalgar. $30. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-752-9592; email@example.com or 317-753-2209.
Wine & food
MOLLY GIBSON BREAKFAST, 5:30 to 8 a.m. Feb. 20, Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Road. Free. Donations accepted. Hosted by the school’s FFA. Casseroles, biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, fruit and coffee. Donations will go to the Pooh Bears for Molly, a project of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation. These donations will go towards buying Pooh Bears to give out to patients at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
AMERICAN LEGION BISCUITS AND GRAVY BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month, Franklin American Legion Post 205, 1200 Park Ave. All you can eat for $3. Open to the public. 317-738-9934 Dave Rook — Russ Wilkerson
FFA PORK CHOP DINNERS, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month, FFA Leadership Center, 6595 S. 125 W, Trafalgar, entrée, three sides, dessert and drinks for $15. Reservations should be made with Chris Nix at 317-878-4570 and are accepted until 4 p.m. each third Tuesday.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. last Saturday of each month, Greenwood Masonic Lodge 514, 592 N. Meridian St., $7, 317-437-5428
SHEPHERD’S TABLE FREE LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., free, 317-881-1653
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. third Saturday of every month, First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St., free, firstbaptistgreenwood.org
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. Free.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Morton St., Franklin.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Thursdays, Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Fridays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive.
ROCK STEADY BOXING, Tuesdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Fridays 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality of life, sense of efficiency and self-worth. To set up an assessment to see whether you should join the program, call The Social at 317-882-4810.
CARD GAMES, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., bid euchre on Tuesday, euchre on Thursday or pinochle on Friday. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
BINGO, 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Franklin Active Adult Center at 160 E. Adams St., pay 50 cents per card and try for regular, special, or cover-all wins, call 317-736-3696 for further information.
EXERCISE CLASSES, 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday — Exercise Circle; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — Tai Chi; 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — chair yoga, Franklin Active Adult Center, 150 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
MEXICAN TRAIN, 11 a.m. first and third Fridays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., play Mexican Train (dominoes). This easy to learn game is fun for everyone! Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
JOYFUL NOISE SINGERS, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., Do you like to sing? Join the Joyful Noise singers for oldies, classics, hymns, and more. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
LINE DANCING, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING (HEAL) CLASS, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, the Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., goal of this group is to share healthy recipes, healthy eating tips, and learn to prepare these dishes. Meetings are for anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to share their joy with others and learn new ways to cook and eat healthy. Call 317-382-4810 for more information. The cost of this class is $2 per session.
COMMUNITY BINGO, 2 p.m. last Friday of the month, Hickory Creek of Franklin, 580 Lemley St., Franklin, musical entertainment, refreshments, bingo starts about 2:30 p.m., free, must RSVP two weeks in advance, 317-736-8214
COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., free, sign up at 317-882-4810
BUNKA EMBROIDERY, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
MEXICAN TRAIN, 1 p.m., The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1
MAH-JONGG, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1
MOVIE MATINEE, last Wednesday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
BINGO, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, $4 at The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
EUCHRE, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., $3, 317-878-4424.
10-MINUTE CHAIR MASSAGE, noon to 2 p.m. by appointment second Tuesday of each month, free, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
HEARING AID CLEANING AND BATTERIES, 11 a.m. to noon, second Monday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
FOLK DANCING, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, $4, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
FREE FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTRUCTION, 12:45 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., Greenwood Meadows representative will do fitness equipment instruction, sign-up in advance is required, thesocialofgreenwood.org.
SENIOR STRETCH ’N’ FLEX, 11:15 a.m. to noon, every Tuesday and the second and third Thursday in the Activity Room, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., exercise class involves sitting and using stretching bands to perform stretches, $3, thesocialofgreenwood.org
NIA, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, $5, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk Street, Greenwood, expressive body, mind, movement and lifestyle practice that promotes fitness and health, offers both traditional and nontraditional benefits including cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, balance, endurance and relaxation, thesocialofgreenwood.org
NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER, 3208 Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, next to the horse park, for those 50 and older; weekly activities: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: euchre, cost is $1, dominoes, free; ping-pong after cards; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, bid euchre, cost is $1; 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Shanghai cards; 10 a.m. Mondays: ping-pong; second Friday of the month: pitch-in lunch at noon followed by business meeting. Info: Jon Myers 812-343-4229
CENTRAL INDIANA COUNCIL ON AGING NEIGHBORHOOD MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Crestwood Village South, 8811 Madison Ave., Building 6, Indianapolis, suggested donation $2, hot, nutritious meals for adults 60 and older, call for reservation 24 hours in advance, 317-888-7973, cicoa.org
DAILY SENIOR LUNCHEON, 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., suggested donation $2 for those age 55 and beyond, call by noon the day before for reservations, provided by Central Indiana Council on Aging and In-Home Solutions’ Meals and More program, 317-882-4810
NUTRITIONAL SENIOR MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, Nineveh Senior Center, Schoolhouse Road and Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, $4.60, call two days in advance to order meal, Rose McTarsney, 317-346-0173
DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
BODY BALANCE AND STRENGTH EXERCISE, 9 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., taught by personal trainer, $5, tips to gain control of your health, registration required, 317-882-4810
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY: HOT MEALS, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Church of Christ, 3600 U.S. 31 North, free, different hot meals every week, Patty Rash, 317-535-5200, ext. 1, franklinchurch.org
Wii BOWLING, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
EUCHRE, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $2, 317-882-4810
BUILDING BETTER BONES EXERCISES, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
TRAFALGAR SENIOR CITIZENS, meetings at 11:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month at the Sycamore Bible Church, 699 E. Park St. Bring a lunch and two or three covered prizes for bingo; 317-878-5475
CONTRACT BRIDGE, 1 p.m. Thursdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
NONIMPACT AEROBICS, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
Social groups and clubs
AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY TREASURE HUNT, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Franklin Post 205, 1200 Park Ave.; post, is open daily at 2 p.m. and at noon on Saturday. Public is welcome. Call 317-738-9934; Registration required.
GREATER GREENWOOD LIONS CLUB MEETING, 6:30 p.m. Golden Corral, 160 S. Marlin Drive, Greenwood, visitors welcome, information: Vickie Gilmore, 812-603-4440
DOLLAR BEER FRIDAYS, noon to close Fridays, American Legion Greenwood Post 252, 334 S. U.S. 31, Greenwood, 317-881-1752
JOHNSON COUNTY EMT ASSOCIATION TRAINING SESSIONS, 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, Johnson County Emergency Operations Center, behind jail facility; sessions for anyone interested in emergency medicine or for EMTs who need in-service training hours to maintain their certification; information, Roger Gifford 317-422-5703 or Pat McDaniel 317-881-8872.
FRANKLIN LIONS CLUB, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, meetings are held in the second-floor meeting room on the east side of the building.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM, sign up 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, buy-in, $40 and includes dinner, 317-881-9668
BINGO, warm-ups start at 6:30 p.m., games at 7 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, minimum package $10, 317-881-9668
VINEYARD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 7 p.m. Mondays, Perry Township Trustee Office, 4925 Shelby St., Indianapolis; new members welcome any time; website: 1109991.toastmastersclubs.org; contact Edward Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
GREATER GREENWOOD LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet, 7 p.m. meeting, meets second and fourth Tuesdays at Golden Corral, 160 Marlin Drive, Greenwood
TRIVIA SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crowbar Restaurant Lounge, 209 S. State Road 135, Trafalgar, all are welcome to participate or watch the game.
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB monthly meetings 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, Johnson County REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin. Meetings are open to the public for anyone interested in amateur radio. Volunteer Examiner testing starts at about 930 a.m. More information on Facebook at facebook.com/MidStateARC/; or midstatehams.org OR contact us at PIO@midstatehams.org
BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Greenwood VFW, 333 S. Washington St., $17 to $21, doors open 5:30 p.m., warm-up games 6:30 p.m., sandwich menu available until 8:30 p.m., smoke-free, 317-888-2488
GREATER GREENWOOD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 6:45 a.m. Fridays, Community Hospital South Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis, public is invited, improve your public speaking skills and meet new people, information: SFuller1@me.com
SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CORVETTE CLUB, recruiting new members. You don’t have to own a Corvette to join, you just have to be a Corvette enthusiast. The group raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Hubler Chevrolet on U.S. 31. Information: scincc.com
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY WEEKLY ADOPTION, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, cost depends on pet, hsjc.org, 317-535-6626, about 20 new animals each week, if interested in specific pet, contact humane society in advance
PETS ALIVE SPAY AND NEUTER TRANSPORT, first Thursday of the month at Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, 7:15 to 8 a.m. drop-off; next day return transport, noon to 12:30 p.m. Information: hsjc.org, 317-535-6626
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY PET FOOD PANTRY, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., first Monday of the month at the pet center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, hsjc.org, 317-535-6626
AVA MARIA GUILD OF ST. PAUL HERMITAGE, 12:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, except for April, June and December when the meetings start at noon. No meetings in January and February, St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, free, Linda Augenstein, 317-885-5098, email@example.com
GREENWOOD VFW LADIES EUCHRE, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St., $5, friendly game, helps ladies raise money for special projects they support, 317-888-2488
WOODCARVING, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
THE SOCIAL OF GREENWOOD DAY TRIP, every third Wednesday of the month, for information, thesocialofgreenwood.org, 317-882-4810
DIFFERENT LIKE ME CLUB, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Greenwood library, 310 S Meridian St. Free. Tweens and teens that are high functioning on the Autism spectrum or have a disability and want to play games and have fun.
HATTER’S BALL, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Tim Burton-themed Murder Mystery event for teens. Be sure to stop by the library to pick up your character packet and a permission slip. Registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.
THE COURT, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; $5 cover charge on weekends, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, safe, clean environment for teens offering Wi-Fi, jukebox, concessions, a dance floor, arcades and a DJ on the weekends, 765-341-0568
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, East 10th Street United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, free, ages 10 to 18, learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony, performance opportunities, ongoing registration, Janet Foster, 317-407-4564, firstname.lastname@example.org, ciybc.org
DANCING WITH A PURPOSE, 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Freedom Center, 6240 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, free, teens meet in the cafeteria for pizza, drinks, ministry to provide a fun and safe environment, talk, dance, pray, small groups, listen to inspirational speakers and leaders, email@example.com